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Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:15 PM

The Oldest Fraternity In The Philippines According To Louie Blake is IOOF! Lolz



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In all times and among all nations which have reached a sufficient level of cultural development, there have always been fraternal associations formed for higher purposes. The development of Fraternities can be traced from trade unions or guilds that emerged in England. These guilds were set up to protect and care for their members at a time when there was no welfare state, trade unions or National Health Service. Various secret signs and handshakes were created to serve as proof of their membership allowing them to visit guilds in distant places that are associated with the guild they belong.

However, many of these Guilds were suppressed in the 16th Century. In major cities such as in London, some Guilds survived by adapting their roles to a social support function. Some of these groups evolved in the 1700's into more philosophical organizations focused on brotherly love, charity and ethical living now known as a Fraternal Order or simply, a'Fraternity'.

By the late 1700's to early 1800's, many of these Fraternal Order's were transported to America by English immigrants. At that time, these groups served important social, philosophical and insurance purposes. Later, the concept of brotherhood was established in colleges. The first among these are the Flat Hat Club (1750) and P.D.A. Society (1773) focused on literary and scholarship. The oldest Greek-named fraternity is Phi Beta Kappa founded on December 5, 1776 but this fraternity do not have any chapter in the Philippines and also converted into an honor society rather than a social fraternity. By the mid-1800's, fraternal organizations flourished in America and established lodges (chapters) in different parts of the world.

In the Philippines, Spaniards and other colonizers established several Philosophical and Fraternal Societies in our country as early as 1850'sbut these chapters only admitted Spaniards or their own race and did not welcome the natives (Filipinos). According to the book, History and Geography of the Philippine Islands, fraternities played an important part in letting the Filipinos realize the injustice practiced upon them by the colonizers. The book mentioned that the Fraternity of Odd Fellows spread in the Philippines in 1872. The Freemason fraternity followed in 1877 brought by the Americans. The lodges (chapters) are also established mostly by military men assigned in Manila. Most members were basically American Military men and their allies who helped fought the Spanish-American war. The fraternity established their lodges (chapters) and held their meetings in naval and military base camps.

The first brotherhood to be founded by Filipinos is the Katipunan, short for Kataastaasang Kagalangalangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (Supreme and Venerable Society of the Sons of the People), which was founded by anti-Spanish Filipinos in Manila in 1892. The primary aim of the fraternity was to gain independence from Spain through revolution. As many of us know, the brotherhood already disbanded.

In 1899, the ties between Filipino and Americans was disrupted and the Filipino-American war emerged. When this war ended in 1902, fraternities started to rise again. Odd Fellows, Freemasons and even the Elks established lodges in Manila area.
Later, college fraternities began to form especially when American Education (philosophy) reached our shores. State Universities were the first to enjoy Fraternity Life, particularly in the University of the Philippines, when the first College Fraternity Rizal Center, a brotherhood of Jose Rizal followers and who viewed the hero in iconic fashion, was founded (This fraternity is already defunct). The first Filipino Greek Letter Fraternity, Upsilon Sigma Phi, was founded in 1918. This fraternity is now considered the oldest in Asia and continues to exist up until today but membership is exclusive only to UP Dilliman and UP Los Banos students. The oldest sorority in the Philippines is the UP Sigma Beta Sorority founded on February 14, 1932. Membership is exclusive only to UP Dilliman, UP Los Banos, UP Iloilo and UP Davao students.

The progress of fraternities was again interrupted when Japan occupied the Philippines in 1941. When the Filipino-American-Japanese war ended in 1944, Philippine fraternities started to rise up again and many Filipinos started setting up their own fraternities and sororities.

The peak of fraternalism in the Philippines was probably in the 1950's to 1990's when many fraternities where founded. Several American fraternities were also imported to the country such as the Alpha Phi Omega. Also, some locally founded fraternities made allies with some fraternities in the United States. Afterwards, the rest is history...

Note: Above are based on educational research and do not represent as a personal stand of the researcher.

Source: Sarmiento, Louie Blake S. (2011). Research studies and lectures on Philippine fraternalism.

Further reading:

Major O.W. Coursey, U.S. Volunteer, author of the History and Geography of the Philippine Islands

Philippines Fraternity Websites

Books about Fraternalism

Read more: http://wiki.answers....s#ixzz1dqHk4lpa

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:18 PM

 Admin, on 16 November 2011 - 01:15 PM, said:

http://wiki.answers....the_Philippines

In all times and among all nations which have reached a sufficient level of cultural development, there have always been fraternal associations formed for higher purposes. The development of Fraternities can be traced from trade unions or guilds that emerged in England. These guilds were set up to protect and care for their members at a time when there was no welfare state, trade unions or National Health Service. Various secret signs and handshakes were created to serve as proof of their membership allowing them to visit guilds in distant places that are associated with the guild they belong.

However, many of these Guilds were suppressed in the 16th Century. In major cities such as in London, some Guilds survived by adapting their roles to a social support function. Some of these groups evolved in the 1700's into more philosophical organizations focused on brotherly love, charity and ethical living now known as a Fraternal Order or simply, a'Fraternity'.

By the late 1700's to early 1800's, many of these Fraternal Order's were transported to America by English immigrants. At that time, these groups served important social, philosophical and insurance purposes. Later, the concept of brotherhood was established in colleges. The first among these are the Flat Hat Club (1750) and P.D.A. Society (1773) focused on literary and scholarship. The oldest Greek-named fraternity is Phi Beta Kappa founded on December 5, 1776 but this fraternity do not have any chapter in the Philippines and also converted into an honor society rather than a social fraternity. By the mid-1800's, fraternal organizations flourished in America and established lodges (chapters) in different parts of the world.

In the Philippines, Spaniards and other colonizers established several Philosophical and Fraternal Societies in our country as early as 1850'sbut these chapters only admitted Spaniards or their own race and did not welcome the natives (Filipinos). According to the book, History and Geography of the Philippine Islands, fraternities played an important part in letting the Filipinos realize the injustice practiced upon them by the colonizers. The book mentioned that the Fraternity of Odd Fellows spread in the Philippines in 1872. The Freemason fraternity followed in 1877 brought by the Americans. The lodges (chapters) are also established mostly by military men assigned in Manila. Most members were basically American Military men and their allies who helped fought the Spanish-American war. The fraternity established their lodges (chapters) and held their meetings in naval and military base camps.

The first brotherhood to be founded by Filipinos is the Katipunan, short for Kataastaasang Kagalangalangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (Supreme and Venerable Society of the Sons of the People), which was founded by anti-Spanish Filipinos in Manila in 1892. The primary aim of the fraternity was to gain independence from Spain through revolution. As many of us know, the brotherhood already disbanded.

In 1899, the ties between Filipino and Americans was disrupted and the Filipino-American war emerged. When this war ended in 1902, fraternities started to rise again. Odd Fellows, Freemasons and even the Elks established lodges in Manila area.
Later, college fraternities began to form especially when American Education (philosophy) reached our shores. State Universities were the first to enjoy Fraternity Life, particularly in the University of the Philippines, when the first College Fraternity Rizal Center, a brotherhood of Jose Rizal followers and who viewed the hero in iconic fashion, was founded (This fraternity is already defunct). The first Filipino Greek Letter Fraternity, Upsilon Sigma Phi, was founded in 1918. This fraternity is now considered the oldest in Asia and continues to exist up until today but membership is exclusive only to UP Dilliman and UP Los Banos students. The oldest sorority in the Philippines is the UP Sigma Beta Sorority founded on February 14, 1932. Membership is exclusive only to UP Dilliman, UP Los Banos, UP Iloilo and UP Davao students.

The progress of fraternities was again interrupted when Japan occupied the Philippines in 1941. When the Filipino-American-Japanese war ended in 1944, Philippine fraternities started to rise up again and many Filipinos started setting up their own fraternities and sororities.

The peak of fraternalism in the Philippines was probably in the 1950's to 1990's when many fraternities where founded. Several American fraternities were also imported to the country such as the Alpha Phi Omega. Also, some locally founded fraternities made allies with some fraternities in the United States. Afterwards, the rest is history...

Note: Above are based on educational research and do not represent as a personal stand of the researcher.

Source: Sarmiento, Louie Blake S. (2011). Research studies and lectures on Philippine fraternalism.

Further reading:

Major O.W. Coursey, U.S. Volunteer, author of the History and Geography of the Philippine Islands

Philippines Fraternity Websites

Books about Fraternalism

Read more: http://wiki.answers....s#ixzz1dqHk4lpa

So apparently, mr. sarmiento is seeding the internet with lies. a newly organized, jonhnny-come-lately fraternity in the philippines is now the oldest frat in the country! Mr. sarmiento is claiming that IOOF came to the philippines much earlier than freemasonry but has no real research or documentation to back it up. Haay Naku....me ganun???

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:28 PM

sino ba ang author sa wiki na yan??dba si sarmiento rin..this is the easy way to make makisiksik sa history ng philippine fraternity..hehehehe

baka gus2 rin niya magpatayo ng rebolto na nakalagay ...(Sarmiento, Louie Blake S. founder ng IOOF 1902-201?):D
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:38 PM

@Brother Louie: Ikaw nah! heheheh :D Musta dha sa silliman? See you on the streets :D

@Admin: nice post.. boy researched ka pa rin! heheheh :D
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:39 PM

I can already see the young manuel in him.  lolz. Junior momongski in the making.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:44 PM

@Admin: Gusto mo?! I'll send your regards on him. kung magkikita kami this weekend sa pag uwi ko sa Dumaguete heeheheh :D
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 05:02 PM

Hey!  You have to give it to the guy.  Medyo nagsipag magresearch pero selective ang kanyang information.  Ang binabasa lang niya ay ang mga materials na nagtuturo sa parehong paniniwala niya.

Let me state for a fact, it was not in 1877 but as early as 1856, a Masonic Lodge was established in the Philippines:

"In 1856, for example, Primera Luz Filipina, the first Masonic lodge in the Philippines, was formed by Jose Malcampo y Monge, a naval captain who subsequently became Governor General of the Philippines. Primera Luz was chartered by Gran Oriente Luisitano and admitted only Spaniards in its fold. Subsequently, three other lodges were established one after the other: the first by the Germans, the second by the British consul in Nagtahan, and the third by the Spaniards in Pandacan."

- Brief History of Freemasonry in the Philippines by Bro. Geminiano Galarosa Jr.

I'm not even claiming that Freemasonry is the first in the country because if there is someone who could prove to me that they've been here before 1856 then they certainly should be considered the first.
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 07:01 PM

I'm sure Mr. Sarmeinto will find a way. lolz

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 07:12 PM

Admin may tropa ako sa Philippine Mental Health Association, PM ko ba sayo number para mapasundo na yan si LBS? LBS=Lotsa Bull Sh*T! Di kaya Admin reincarnation ni lolo MM yan si LBS? I mean early reincarnation? LOL!

On a serious note. Admin maybe you can disprove his statement by presenting concrete evidence ng matahimik na siya.
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Posted 16 November 2011 - 07:56 PM

If he claims that the IOOF was the first fraternity to admit Filipinos in their own country, what are the names of these people then?  One name would suffice for as long as the date of admission to the organization is provided.  Then I rest my case.
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 08:08 AM

grand master ba yan c LBS sa kanyang frat??:unsure:
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Posted 25 November 2011 - 10:24 PM

admin fraternal greetings! bago lang ako dito...pero nakita ko agad yung momongan frat section, saka iting odd fellows, iisang grupo lang ba mg ito?

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:48 PM

i checked the wiki page, 2009 na pa raw na-"revive", bakit kaya wala pa rin address ang headquarters?  :unsure:

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:34 PM

Merong address yang HQ ng IOOF dito sa Pinas sa pagkakaalam. . . yung dorm room ni Louie Blake Sarmiento sa Silliman University.
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 10:51 AM

Louie and I meet again when I visited my hometown Dumaguete City last week. He's okay still serving to community. And for this headquarter issue. I will confirm this to him when I be back to my hometown next week.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 04:25 PM

 Buknoy, on 08 March 2012 - 08:34 PM, said:

Merong address yang HQ ng IOOF dito sa Pinas sa pagkakaalam. . . yung dorm room ni Louie Blake Sarmiento sa Silliman University.

kuya buknoy, baka puwede natin visit. dorm pala, eh. hihi  :lol:




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